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4WhoWeFundEligibilityRequirementsforAllGrantApplicantsOperateintheUnitedStatesFundingmayonlygotowardsprogrammingorprojectslocatedintheUnitedStates.OrganizationsthatarebasedintheUnitedStatesbutonlyofferprogrammingabroadarenoteligiblefortheAnnualGrantscycle.WhiletheFoundationcommendsorganizationsthatprovidesoccerprogrammingabroadwedonotsupportsuchorganizationsfinanciallythroughourAnnualGrantscycle.InternationalorganizationsmayqualifyfordonationsofsoccerequipmentthroughourPassbackprogram.FormoreinformationonthePassbackprogrampleasevisitourwebsitewww.passback.org.Tax-exemptApplicationmustbesubmittedbyanorganizationwithIRSapprovedtax-exemptstatusatthetimeofapplication.oExamplesoftax-exemptorganizationsanygroupwith501c3statuschurchesindividualschoolsorschooldistrictscitiesormunicipalitiesetc.oIndividualsarenoteligibletoapplyforfunding.SoccerprogrammingApplicantmustoffersoccer-specificprogramming.AdditionalRequirementsforSafePlacestoPlayApplicantsAllSafePlacestoPlayProjectsApplicantmustownorhaveaminimum10yearlandleaselanduseagreementforthelandwherethefieldisorwillbebuilt.Noexceptionswillbemadetothe10yearminimum10yearscountedfromthedateofthegrantapplication.LightingProjectsOnlyApplicantmusthavewrittenauthorizationfromthecommunitywherethelightingprojectwillbeinstalled.Itistheapplicantsresponsibilitytodeterminewhointheircommunitycanauthorizesuchaprojectusuallyamayorcitycounciletc..Authorizationmustbeintheformofaletterstatingthatthecommunityisawareandapprovesoftheinstallationoflightingatthespecifiedfieldlocation.ForanideaofthetypesofgroupsthattheFoundationfundspleaseclickheretoseealistofpastgrantees.